About us...

About us...

We guarantee our puppies for one year against genetic defects. We do not guarantee them for contagious diseases or viral or bacterial infections, nor do we guarantee height, weight, eye color, or temperament for obvious reasons. These small dogs are bred down from bigger ones so the big gene is still in them. And everyone treats and trains their dogs differently so we don't know when they leave us how they will be treated so therefore cannot guarantee temperament.

We place pets only, and they must be spayed or neutered by six months or your guarantee is null and void. We will however extend your guarantee if you keep them on a grain free diet and give them our recommended NuVet supplement for their entire first year. You can order them from the bottom of the available puppy page.

We strongly encourage you to be diligent with training, and socialization. Puppy classes, after third vaccination, intermediate and advanced classes and then Canine Good Citizen Award. Many of our puppies have gone on to be Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Master Agility dogs, herding, obedience class winners, dock divers, barn hunters, and AKC Conformation winners.

This breed is extremely smart and willing. They are not for the person who just wants a backyard dog. They are called Velcro Dogs for a reason, they want to be with you. I can't say that mine are overly active but they play hard for a few minutes, then they lay around chewing on a cow hoof or cow knee cap. (www.revivalanimalhealth.com ) They play in spurts, young and old. My 13 year old, Fender, plays with her children, grand and great grand children every day.

When you get an AP Ranch baby at 8 weeks, they will have had age appropriate vaccines and de-worming, toe nails clipped weekly, be potty pad trained and used to pottying outside in the grass and will have experienced seven different surfaces. They will be very well socialized with people, some children, and other dogs. They will be exposed to music, loud noises, including vacuum cleaner noise and they might be trained to sit for a treat.

They will be easy to crate train as they are exposed to a crate at three weeks with the door left open. After 8 weeks when they go home, you can crate train them but be sure to have them where you can hear them as they may have to potty in the middle of the night. Typically they will cry for 5-15 minutes when closed in the crate, give them something to chew on or a soft toy to cuddle. They can usually make it through the night pretty quickly especially if you feed them early and no liquids after a certain time and take them out to potty before you go to bed. Take them right outside from the crate so you don't have early morning accidents.

Please check the Testimonial Page and see how happy my clients are with their AP Ranch Mini Aussie.

Pauline Troxell


~ Favorite Quotes ~

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.

Phil Pastoret

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will be not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

Sam Butler

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

   Ben  Williams

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." 

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” 


Roger Caras

"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am."


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